OAKLAND -- Former Angels Dick Schofield and Nick Gorneault will serve as club representatives during the upcoming First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball announced in a release on Tuesday.
Schofield, an ex-shortstop who currently serves as hitting coach for the Angels' Arizona Rookie League team, was the Angels' No. 3 overall pick in 1981 and spent 12 of his 14 years in the Majors in Anaheim -- compiling 798 hits, 280 RBIs and 99 stolen bases. Gorneault, an outfielder, played 10 seasons of pro ball from 2001-10, with eight of them coming in the Angels' organization -- one he made his Major League debut with in '07.
Each club will have its own representative, who will sit at their Draft table, phone in each pick and announce a sandwich pick if the team has one. Last year, the Angels had field coordinator Gary DiSarcina do it.
The annual First-Year Player Draft takes place this year from June 4-6, beginning with the first round and Comp Round A on Monday, June 4, at 4 p.m. PT. The first night of the event will be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com. Rounds 2-40 will also be streamed live on MLB.com on June 5-6.
MLB.com's coverage, sponsored by CenturyLink, will include Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list, Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every Draft-eligible player, and Draft Caster. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.
Due to the offseason signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Angels won't have a pick until the third round (No. 114 overall).
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